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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, may 2nd, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. there is a new twist in the drama over a missing chinese dissident. he emerged from the united states embassy overnight and now the chinese want the united states to apologize. we'll go to beijing where secretary of state clinton just arriv arrived. also this morning, the address to the nation from afghanistan. i'm gayle king. andy pettitte faces down his former best friend and we know that a picture can be worth a thousand words. should any one painting really be worth 200 million bucks? we'll get into that debate. >> first as we do every morning,
we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> the goal to defeat al qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild is now within our reach. >> president obama vows to finish the job in afghanistan. >> u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan through 2024 in a support role. >> three explosions rocked the afghan capital hours after president obama made a secret trip to that city. >> to knows that had 23 years in the afghan war pool, you win? >> chen guangcheng has left the u.s. embassy in beijing. >> china demands an apology after a chinese dissident leaves u.s. protection. >> just high level talks as chinese officials and secretary of state hillary clinton begin. >> occupy wall street staged may day protests around the world. >> in seattle, they went on a
rampage. >> i feel that none of the people care that we're down to the final six on "dancing with the stars." >> did he just do a tebow? >> andy pettitte took the stand today at the perjury trial of his former teammate and friend. >> all that -- >> a new jersey mother facing criminal charges facing child endangerment. >> she put her young daughter in a tanning bed. >> and that matters. >> hard to believe that mike was gone. nobody was ever that good. in his way, became our identity as a broadcast. >> on "cbs this morning." >> on wednesday i'll officially leave the race. >> he looks like susan boyle. wait a second. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." erica hill is off but gayle king is here. good morning. chinese dissident chen
guangcheng is back with his family after hiding for nearly a week inside the u.s. embassy. the diplomatic dispute over his flight from house arrest may have just begun. >> that's because china wants the u.s. to apologize for shielding chen. that could overshadow important talks between the two countries later this week. secretary of state hillary clinton just arrived in beijing for that meeting. >> with us now from beijing is reporter holly williams of britain sky tv. good morning, holly. >> good morning, charlie. >> what do we know at this moment? >> we know that earlier today chen guangcheng was escorted from the american embassy here in beijing by the american ambassador, gary locke. he was taken to a local hospital where he was given medical treatment and reunited with his family. we understand that his first phone conversation was with the u.s. secretary of state. he apparently thanked hillary clinton for her help. it was an emotional conversation. we understand that he also told her in broken english "i would like to kiss you."
it seems to be a happy ending for chen guangcheng and his family. they have apparently been guaranteed a safe existence here in china. however, the chinese government made it clear that they are very angry and think this constitutes interference in their internal affairs. they demanded that the u.s. government apologize, punishes the officials involved in this case and guarantees that nothing like this ever happens again. so far american officials have made it very clear that they won't be apologizing. >> do we know exactly what the chinese are reporting as to what they will do if the united states does not apologize? >> well, the chinese haven't said anything about that. we do know that this is a very public embarrassment for the chinese regime. this is an authoritarian state. they don't like their dirty laundry held out for the community to see. for the american government, this presented a diplomatic dilemma.
hillary clinton is here on high level talks on the security and economy. the american government had no choice but to help chen guangcheng. there would be an international outcry if they didn't. in doing so, they threaten to derail a very delicate relationship with china and compromise cooperation that they would like to get from beijing on a whole rage of issues. the international economy, iran, syria, north korea. that's why it is only today that the american government is actually confirmed that chen guangcheng was inside the u.s. embassy. it was clearly an effort to save the government some embarrassment. >> thank you very much from beijing. this morning president obama is returning from a highly secret super fast trip to afghanistan. in a televised speech last night he said with the war winding down, afghanistan and the u.s. can see the light of a new day. bill plante is at the white house this morning to bring us up to date. what did you make of the president's speech last night? >> reporter: good morning, gayle, and good morning in the
west. the timing of the speech was very interesting so was the location. the president still on his way back and he did have official business to do in afghanistan of course. an agreement to sign, troops to greet, but the timing of the trip on the anniversary of the death of osama bin laden makes it very likely to be viewed also as a big part of his re-election effort. in a trip lasting just over six hours, president obama addressed the united states from bagram air base in afghanistan. he said the tide of battle has turned over the last three years. the time he's been in office. and that the u.s. has devastated al qaeda's leadership. >> one year ago from base here in afghanistan our troops launched the operation that killed osama bin laden. the goal that i set to defeat al qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild is now within our reach. >> reporter: the top secret strip began and ended in
darkness. he went to a midnight neating with hamid karzai where the two leaders signed an agreement with u.s. continuing to send advisers and aid after combat troops go home in 2014. the president also greeted the men and women stationed at bagram. two years ago he agreed to a surge of 30,000 u.s. troops into afghanistan bringing the total number serving there to more than 100,000. by september, the president has promised that number will be closer to 65,000. >> i recognize that many americans are tired of war. i will not keep americans in harm's way a single day longer than is absolutely required for our national security. but we must finish the job we started in afghanistan and end this war responsibly. >> reporter: there are still questions about the readiness of the afghan forces. commanders are starting to see progress on the ground.
>> for the first time i felt as though there was some sense of nationhood there. i hadn't felt that for maybe the previous eight years. >> reporter: the president's trip comes six months before the election and also in a week where his campaign has come under fire as republicans accuse him of using the bin laden victory to score political points. this morning a statement from likely republican nominee mitt romney keeps the focus on the troops simply saying we are united as one nation in our gratitude to our country's heros. gayle, charlie? >> bill plante, thank you very much. the taliban is claiming responsibility for an attack on a foreign compound in the afghan capital. it happened a few hours after the president left kabul. at least seven people were killed killed. we go to islamabad, pakistan. what do we know about this attack? >> reporter: good morning, charlie and gayle. we know there were at least three suicide bombers and that fighting went on for four hours. seven people killed. most of those believed to be
afghan civilians. certainly the taliban making a forceful statement here on the heels of president obama's visit on the heels of those coordinated attacks in kabul just a few weeks ago that they can strike the capital and they can strike when they want and they can strike hard. >> what difference in the fight against al qaeda do the killing of osama bin laden make? the president said last night that defeat of al qaeda is within reach. >> reporter: absolutely. we spoke with a spokesman, a former spokesman for the taliban who met bin laden who is very will connected with these various militant groups. he said that al qaeda's leadership in pakistan has indeed been decimated but not because of the death of bin laden who was in a state of retirement but because of the deaf straigvastating drone stri effective in targeting the leadership and left that terror group under the organization of a young group of men who don't
have the same vision that their forefather, osama bin laden, did. >> thank you very much. scott has been reporting from the front lines of afghanistan for more than a decade. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. great to be with you. >> great to have you here. because of the things i just suggested and reports that you have made from afghanistan, what do you make of this moment and what the president said in afghanistan? >> the president was talking to a lot of different audiences not the least of which were iran and pakistan, which as you know share the longest border with afghanistan. for example, the pakistanis are very concerned about this army we're building up in afghanistan. about half a million men trained and equipped by the united states. afghanistan is a completely destitute country. it could never afford to keep that army in the field so the pakistanis are saying what's going to happen if the united states pulls out? we're going to have half a million armed men unemployed on our border.
so what this signal was from the president was to say we're pulling our combat troops out by 2014 but we're not going anywhere. warning the iranians on the d other side of afghanistan we're going to be here for the long haul. >> at the same time was it also a message to americans that there is an end in sight in terms of american troop involvement? >> in terms of heavy american troop involvement, yes. the president has said for quite some time that the major force of combat troops would be out of there by the end of 2014. we're talking about almost another three years for the large footprint of american troops to be there. but it was important for the president to relate to the american people that our commitment there is long-term. there will be american forces at some level in afghanistan for a very long time. >> last time he said there will be support until 2024. i wonder how the afghan people
feel about us? are they glad we're there? should we have confidence in the afghan military and afghan police force? >> a lot of afghan people are more than ready for us to leave. there have been particularly as you know a lot of difficulties in just the last few weeks. there was the situation of the american soldier accused of the massacre of 17 afghan civilians. the burning of the koran at the military base where the president was visiting yesterday for example. lots of things like that. the afghan people are tired of this occupation by american forces. on the other hand, i think everyone there understands that the alternative is probably chaos. the corruption in the afghan government is just enduring. the afghan security forces are not ready to stand alone. and the united states pulling out suddenly would cause afghanistan to collapse again just as it did after the soviet
invasion which led to al qaeda to begin with. >> we're hoping by 2014 the army at least will be able to bear the burden and be able to prevent a taliban takeover. >> that's the hope of the u.s. administration. that is right. and the president saying with continued u.s. presence in support there past 2014, we can keep the taliban from being resurgent. >> was there some question about release of the president's trip? did it leak before it should have? >> it was a remarkable thing yeterday, charlie. we all knew in the american press that the president had gone to afghanistan and as is always the case, we agreed with the white house that we wouldn't say anything about that until after the president's safe arrival. these things are always kept secret. in the bush administration, in the obama administration, until the president arrives safely. well, word of the president's trip leaked apparently in afghanistan. some afghan official leaked that to the press and so the people
in afghanistan knew that the president was coming before he arrived. a terrible breach in presidential security. now, nothing happened of course. it does tell you a little something about the security of the afghan government and how friendly many afghans feel toward the president of the united states, which is to say not very friendly at all. >> what will be the consequences for something like that? >> well, probably no consequences. certainly the u.s. secret service and department of defense will conduct an investigation. they'll try to figure out how all of this happened. there will be a lot of finger wagging and scolding at the but at the end of the day probably not too much. >> it's good to have you here. come back. >> great to be with you in the morning. thank you. >> gayle? >> you're welcome any time. the occupy wall street movement took to the streets on may day, that's the international workers day. yesterday police in oakland, california, used tear gas to disperse marchers.
in seattle a group of hooded demonstrators smashed windows and set small fires. thousand s marched in new york demanding equality in housing. it's getting hot in the courtroom of john edwards. >> this week's main weather faces another round of questioning from edwards' lawyers. anna, hello to you. >> reporter: good morning. good morning to our viewers out west. cheri young, the wife of edwards' former campaign aide, andrew young, takes the stand again today. she faced grilling yesterday from edwards' defense attorneys who suggested that she and her husband were interested in not just helping edwards hide his mistress but in making money. cheri young, the wife of the government's star witness, came back again on tuesday to face intense questioning from john edwards' lawyers. attorney duncan asked her,
you're interested in getting mr. edwards, aren't you? i'm here to tell experiences of my life. it was a lie when we accepted paternity for your client and that's why we're here today. defense attorneys grilled the former pediatric returns about his motives along with his drinking habit and above all whether he could be trusted. have you ever told anyone that andrew young is such an accomplished liar that not even you as his wife can tell when he's telling the truth, edwards' attorney asked. cheri young said they couldn't recall but denied that her husband hatched the paternity plot. edwards' attorney showed a video that she shot. the defense argued the tape was an attempt at extension. cheri young said she was trying to document what her family was going through. this was proof there really was a rielle hunter.
during cross examination cheri young acknowledged she and her husband made money off the scandal. income, i'll take income. that's reasonable. some legal experts say the testimony may hurt the prosecutor's case. >> it showed basically that andrew young and his wife were out for themselves. they were conniving and there was a scheme. i wouldn't be surprised if the jurors are asking themselves why aren't the youngs on trial? >> reporter: it's possible that jurors could have trouble overlooking how much money the youngs made during this whole affair hiding rielle hunter. the prosecution is next expected to call other witnesses who are testimony. charlie and gayle, back to you. >> thank you very much. it is now time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. chicago tribune reports ex-controller of dixon, illinois, is accused of stealing $53 million from the city over the past 22 years.
that's nearly twice as much as prosecutors originally believed. britain's telegraph says murdoch says a group by the parliament is unjustified and highly partisan. the new york daily news says princeon review is accused of ripping off the federal government. the test giant was paid millions to tutor kids. a u.s. attorney says in many
baseball great roger clemens sits in a washington courtroom as former teammate andy pettitte testifies at clemens admitted using human growth hormone. find out what's at stake for the man who won 534 major league games new a donated statue becomes a big headache for one california city. >> if someone gave you a gift and you named a park after them, wouldn't you want to put that gift in that park? >> we'll look at the fight for a new home for an important
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considered to be one of the greatest pitchers of all time is charged with lying to congress in 2008 about whether he took banned substances while playing in the major leagues. >> i've never taken steroids or hgh. >> reporter: hgh is human growth hormone. in his testimony, pettit contra dicted his old friend while describing a conversation in 2009. pettit said clemens mentioned he had taken human growth morn. it could help with recovery and that's all i really remember about the conversation. pettit said clemens' comment was made in passing. clemens has long insisted that pettit misremembers the conversation and has consistently denied he used banned substances. even under cross-examination by mike wallace on "60 minutes" in 2008. >> never, never a human growth hormone? >> never. >> never testosterone? >> never. >> never anabolic steroids.
>> never. >> pettit has attempted a come back with the new york yankees. he was asked by a lawyer-foot him out. pettit testified he considered clemens ten years older to be his mentor and while they haven't spoken in a long time said he still has affection for clemens and found it difficult to testify against him. pettit will be back in court this morning complete his testimony. this is a trial that could last four to six weeks. the other big witness is brian mcnamee. the personal trainer to clemens and pettit. he said he in jected banned substances into both men approximately >> chip reed, thank you. with us news william rhoden and jack ford. welcome. tell me the drama of this a baseball player who has been there on the field with his mentor, having to walk into a
courtroom and essentially say you've been lying. >> that's terrible. as you look at it, it's not like it was with barry bonds. number two the relationship between, we made so much, we wrote so many pieces about this relationship between pettit and clemens. at the end of the day, and also pettit is a very religious guy. he's an honest guy. so you balance friendship with honesty. and the law. and it's kind of like this. and the law. and the law and it's like this. friendship has to go by the wayside. at the end of the day you did not tell the truth. >> i remember that famous line where he said that andy pettit misremembers, a phrase i never heard before. did andy pettit violate a man code. there's a code among men, you never break down. police officers, there's a wall of silence. >> it's a legal term.
> no, no, it's a legal term. amongst his sports colleagues do they feel andy how you could do that or do they understand why he's doing what he's doing? >> given the whole concept, number one we have to go back to the law. >> that's true. >> forget the man thing. when you're facing time, the man code any other code, don't believe your lying eyes. this is federal court. let's not go down that path. >> so you say it's a matter of the law? >> so, jack, coming on this, what's he on trial for >> he's been charged, remember, he testified in front of a congressional hearing, actually asked to do that and as a consequence now the government has said look you lied before the hearing, you lied to investigators and this was all an obstruction of justice. what's interesting about andy pettit on the stand, there's drama in courtroom.
trial is theater to some extent. but in a way really being a prosecutor andy pettit the best witness you can get otherwise you have a swearing contest between brian mcnamee and roger clemens. they are both actively involved. you look at scientific evidence and there may be some buttresses but can you find a better witness than a good friend. you can tell he doesn't don't there. he's reluctant to be there. the prosecutor says to him, who is the guy and he's the one dramatically who has to point the finger. prosecutors respect him. >> what bothers me about this whole thing, in other words, you know, who i want to see on the stand, these guys are fall guys. bonds and clemens are fall guys. i want to see the commissioner of baseball take the stand. if we want to follow the truth where it leads there's a whole level who knew this stuff was going on. what they are doing is throwing this guys under the bus. it's the end.
steroid era. i want to see commissioner of baseball if we want to follow where the truth leads. who knew what when. let's do truth and reconciliation trial. the nuremburg trial. >> you can't indict an entire industry. a courtroom -- we talk about courtrooms a concern for truth. it's not the truth important the universal truth it's the truth at that moment. >> what we're doing database >> nobody, the commissioner did not make roger clemens did whatever de. >> it's one thing not to make somebody but another in the industry knowing stuff that's going on. you know -- times are good -- >> let's look the other way. >> tacit permission. if you know this stuff is going on. there are executives who said we knew this stuff was going on. people have died.
i think it's wrong. i don't want anybody to go to prison. i don't want clemens to go to prison. i don't want barry bonds. we don't need anybody else in prison. >> you want barry bond and rio de janiero clemens in the hall of fame? >> of course. >> pete rose no but rogers clemens yes and barry bonds. >> he knew you don't gamble on baseball. >> good to see you william rhoden. california town can't decide where a big head and it is a very big head should go. we'll see why this mexican stone statue is so important. >> and tomorrow we'll reveal five things that they won't tell you what's on the menu. you're watching cbs "this
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planted, most figured, that's where it would stay. last christmas, opposing visage ended up at the city's maintenance lot. it's not particularly valuable. not like its 3,000-year-old cousin left behind by the omeg in mexico. >> there are only 17 heads we know of that have been found. >> reporter: the covina head is just a replica, big, immobile, well-intentioned replica made in 199. the only reason is actually hold any value at all is because it was a gift. a present to covina from sister city in mexico. to bob lowe, it was meant to go to the library. >> it's in a city yard, lying in a pile of sand. that hurts. >> reporter: but advocacy groups agree, and at a city council meeting last night, the head was at the head of the agenda. >> i don't think it would be
appreciated somewhere where it's hidden. >> reporter: but the tale of how the head ended up ear-down in the dirt, it was moved there temporarily to make room at the police station for a memorial to fallen officers. it's to go to a park named after the mexican city that donated the head in the first place. >> wouldn't you want to put it in that park you named them after in. >> reporter: all for a statue meant to get people's attention. if you look carefully be you just might see it crack a smile. after all, the covina head just made national tv. "cbs this morning," in los angeles. >> i saw the smile, charlie. who doesn't like being on national tv? >> and it also remind us what you do with your head matters. >> very true. have you ever gotten a gift and somebody gives it to you and you
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barbara walters was there, and she was apparently upset by a dumb joke i made about her. view" yesterday. they showed the clip on "cbs this morning" today of barbara, and charlie rose did something i cannot help but share with you. >> say the word treat three times. >> treat, treat, treat. >> i didn't mean to upset you, barbara. it was a little joke, and if it offended you -- >> what did he say? >> i'm berry sorry. >> thank you, charlie. >> i think you and jimmy have bonded. >> we did. we have. >> there's a bond between the two of you. that's nice. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> and i'm charlie rose.
erica hill is off. mitt romney gets one step closer to the republican presidential nomination today as newt gingrich suspends his campaign. this morning, two of romney's high-powered supporters, jack and suzy welch are with us. >> ge's former ceo and his wife are also weighing in on a walmart scandal. they are claiming they paid bribes in mexico and covered up its own investigation. jack and suzy welch are joining us live. hello, you two. good to see you guys. >> hi, gayle. >> hey, jack when it comes to leadership, everybody knows what a bad ass you are. you are certainly one of the top in the business. what do you think the country needs -- you will agree with that, jack welch, won't you? >> that will wake you up, jack. >> good morning! good morning! >> i agree with it, gayle. >> yeah, suzy i know you agree with it. what kind of leadership do you think the country needs at this time? i know you both are romney supporters. what do you think? >> well, we need to tackle our
economic crisis, which is clearly in front of us. we have a deficit that's exploding and we have an economy that's not creating enough jobs, so we need somebody that can put in place an economic plan that will create jobs and reduce the deficit. >> what's that plan? >> and i would add, i think we -- >> go ahead, suzy. >> charlie, you know what it is. >> i was just going to say, and i don't think it disagrees with jack. i agree with jack, of course, but i think that while reducing the deficit, we need a leader who's going to reduce the sense of partisanship in america right now, and it's just a sense that there's no agreement in any argument and there is no together america. so a leader that can do both those things. >> jack, the question comes up in terms of american business is, one, are they not investing, are they not hiring because there's no demand, or are they not investing and not hiring because they have no confidence in the future of the economy >> well, it's a little bit of
both, charlie. without question, we have this bush tax cuts, we have the government agreement on debt deficit reduction. we have a clip coming up at the end of the year, so that's certainly a concern. now, obviously, when we have 23 million people either unemployed or underemployed, we're not going to have the demand that we need to make the investments we need. >> so, you need to put the country back to work so that those people in the middle class will be able to go spend money and companies will be able to hire people to provide that and meet that demand. >> absolutely. >> let me turn to walmart. suzy, tell me, what is your take and what do you and jack look at that circumstance, and when someone blows the whistle on walmart and suggests there are all kinds of activities going on in mexico that should not have been? >> our first reaction to the walmart story was, oh, look, it's happening again. and we're not talking about
bribery, because we don't think bribery in corporations, american corporations abroad is widespread. what we said, oh, look what's happening again. it's this very natural and extremely common propensity within companies that when a whistle-blower comes forward, to completely write the whistle-blower off, to say he's a whack job, you know, she's been shooting her mouth off for years, she's a nut or she didn't get the job. and companies, because of experience with whistle-blowers, have a strong inclination to shut every whistle-blower down because they've heard it before, they think the person is damaged goods. and that is what appears to have happened at walmart. and we think the walmart story is just a wake-up call to any company that has a whistle-blower come forward. of course, you've got the gut instinct to write the whistle-blower off and shut them down and ignore them. don't do it don. don't do it. >> in the column, you said what happens when the whistle-blower's telling the truth? that maybe corporate executives
could really learn something from this scandal. and that is? >> oh, no question, gayle, the issue is you've got to get over your natural inclination to say that person's a jerk. >> right. >> they didn't get the job. >> they're disgruntled. >> and separate the person from the message and go after it, and don't investigate it with the same people. you've got to have a compliance system that absolutely looks at every one of these claims with vigor. i mean, look at the secret service issue. they're investigating themselves in the end. it's a crazy system where people are investigating themselves. >> would you call -- >> the issue is the whistle-blowers -- >> jack, if you were ceo of ge and there was a question about some ge activity, you would have called in someone outside of ge to do the investigation? >> well, first, i had a compliance system that was
outside of the normal course of business, and we didn't put hacks in the compliance system, we put strong lawyers. and if they thought they needed outside help, then bring them in. but they were independent of the line organization, and they looked at every one of these. because the common argument, charlie, when you're in a company, is hey, that's the way they do it over there. we've got to do it. and if you don't beat on that thing all the time, you're always facing that argument. and in the end, if you play it by the corrupt practices act, you become the good housekeeping seal of approval and you get more business because people want to deal with you because they know they won't get taken. >> jack, we all know, all of your friends know you were sick for a while. boy, you look like you're in great shape now. are you fully back and playing golf? >> playing golf and having fun and trying to raise foul
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you know, erica's not feeling so great today. we hope she'll feel tomorrow, but jeff glor is here. are you ready to go, jeff? >> i'm ready. >> to make a long story short, let's go! "the huffington post" says 28 college presidents have donated 5% of their salaries to fight poverty. notable schools like charlie rose's duke, emery and chris, our executive producer, syracuse are on the list. the money goes to organizations of their choice that fight poverty nationally and internationally. hug, special mommy hug for them. >> indeed. wcbs of new york city says police in new jersey are charging a mom with putti intin young daughter in a tang bed. patricia -- that's her -- says it didn't happen. >> oh, my gosh.
>> patricia loves to tan -- you think? and may even be addicted to it. but she would never put her daughter in a tang bed. >> jeff, i'm afraid, i'm very afraid. >> yes, indeed. >> in britain, "the telegraph" says passengers of virgin airlines will be able to chill out with founder richard branson. take a look at this. a little richard brandon ice cube shaped like richard branson's head. >> wow. >> okay. celebrating the airline's new inflight bar. it will be available in the upper class only. it gives new meaning to iced out. >> those tanning beds aren't on the virgin flight. the kissing couple in the iconic world war ii photograph has been identified and confirmed. turns out, they weren't a couple at all. according to a new book, that's george mendoza kissing gretta zimmer-friedman, a stranger in times square on vj day. in the picture, you can see the
woman george went on to marry. they are still alive. we are sure miss mendoza loves that picture, correct? >> i love thinking they were a couple, but still a great picture. and a busy burglar in germany has been foiled by his earprints? yep, it's true. he's suspected in nearly 100 break-ins. how do we know? police say before he broke in, he would press his ear up against the door to see if anybody was inside. apparently, who knew ear prints could be as good as fingerprints when it comes to evidence? and that's "long story short." >> forensics these days. >> watch your ears the next time you're committing a crime. and jeff, i heard from reliable sources you went to syracuse, too. >> i did. >> so you've got to feel good about your school president. heard from very good sources. >> i feel very good about that story. >> you've got to feel good, too. come on, university of maryland, step up. rupert murdoch was told by a british panel he cannot lead his media empire. now they are responding. we'll look at the evidence with john burns of "the new york times." but first, time for "health
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it gives them the alert, energetic feeling they need to get stuff done. 5-hour energy...when you gotta get stuff done. if you like pina coladas, we told you rupert murdoch is pushing back on a critical roort on the tabloid hacking scandal. a parliamentary committee was blunt when they said mur dak is not fit to run an international company. >> murdoch raulz the repocalls partisan. john burns, good morning. before we begin, i put this to you, the whole coverage it's getting in u.s. newspapers. here's the wa"the wall street "
journal," news corp. getting blasted. new york times, again above the fold, hacking case finds murdoch unfit as noose tightens. you said in your lead this morning, it has convulsed britain's political and media world and threatens core assets of murdoch's news corp. what's the fallout and how does it do that? what do you make of what the parliamentary committee said? >> well, we're in a very --' very convulsed situation here. the committee that made this finding politic politically between the conservative party, the ruling conservative party and the labor party and liberal democrats who are junior members of the ruling coalition. that has made this finding highly political. it's been described as one of the conservative members of the committee that made the finding, the report and that particular finding of unfitness as being worthless.
>> what's been the response, john, from rupert murdoch and news corp.? anything yet? >> yes. well, they have -- they have issued a statement in which they've acknowledged wrongdoing, saying they are doing everything possible to clear it up. and, of course, would he jekt g i rejecting the unfit finding. the significance. unfit finding is there is an investigation going on by british broadcast regulators as to the fitness of news corporation through bskyb, the holder of a broadcast license for a property which is one of the most lucrative in the murdoch stable. that's a major threat to news corporation. but the fact that this report has been so political, so divided as between the parties, suggests that the effect is if not worthless as this member of parliament suggested, will at
least be blunted. >> it's obvious to point out, john, as you know, that the partisanship had to do with calling mr. murdoch unfit and james murdoch. there was an agreement among the committee in terms of the lower executives and what they have done. >> oh, indeed. there was agreement about a number of things, which are highly -- highly damming, rupert murdoch and his son james. for example, the word willful blindness was used to describe their attitude towards the scandal as it emerged over the last year. so, it's not as if the unfit ruling was the only thing. the conservatives lined up with the rest of the committee on much that was highly damming of mr. murdoch, his son and of his senior executives. >> john burns, thank you very much. >> pleasure. >> pleasure. high price of art is enough to make some people scream. we'll ask why someone might pay $200 million for this painting.
>> good morning. let's get you updated with some of the bay area headlines. 26 occupied protesters arrested this morning. two dogs were also taken in. yesterday those protesters took over a vacant building that belongs to the san francisco archdiocese. police raided the building and removed everyone peacefully. it is all about cleaning up in oakland today. 5000 people took part in massive protest yesterday. a bank branch on broadway was one of the many buildings vandalized and 25 protesters were arrested. a man tries off the road in millbrae hitting everything in his way. police say the man possibly could have fallen asleep, the
one northbound 880. what this means is a lot of slow driving times around downtown san jose including 101, 280, and the guadalupe parkway >> if you're headed around, we are expecting some more clouds and the breeze will be picking up throughout the day today. a couple of clouds in the distance, we are expecting more clouds on the way but temperatures are in the '40's and 50's right now. maybe some low 70's by the afternoon inland. i set the coast line expected in the '50s and '60s. even a chance a few showers tomorrow will come in the afternoon and friday we return to dry weather. saturday and sunday are looking good with high pressure moving in. temperatures near 80 degrees in
in define my toes and in my belly button, which i never did before but i sort of enjoy. i wash my hair with adult form lal shampoo and use cream rinse for that shine. i can't seem to find my toothbrush so i'll pick one up when i go out today. other than that, i'm in good shape. owwwww! >> there's a reason why we showed you that. that's actually very appropriate. welcome back to "cbs this
morning." so, we love seeing that face. you remember that in "home alone" and if you're an art lover it may make you think of a lovely piece called "the scream". >> sotheby's will auction off the real thing. experts say it could sell for up to $200 million. that is a world record price. jerry saltz of "new york" magazine would show us why anyone, why anyone would want to pay that much. good morning. are you surprised anyone would want to pay $200 million for this? >> i think it's a great painting. i think it's a painting that almost anyone already has in their mind. it's a kind of icon of one kind of human being becoming another. of passing from one century to another, a new idea of color, pretty psychotic, pretty strange. everything moving around. the fact that we're attaching this kind of value to it is
disgusting to me, in that we're not talking about the work. we're just talking about the money. >> right. the money doesn't really mean much. i wish -- >> money doesn't mean much? >> no. >> why, jerry? why? >> because i think this painting had been more or less lost to history. it's an important painting. now it's coming up for one night, where everyone will see it, and it will be gone again by tonight, 8:00 tonight. it will become a number. and in a private collection most likely. >> if a museum was buying it, you could be happy. >> a museum can't afford to buy it anymore. >> the point is, it will go in private hands and no one can see it again. >> i think it's a painting that should be out of play. out of the market as it it were. >> so, it can be seen. >> so it can be seen by you and me and artists. >> what was the highest price paid before this? >> i really don't know. >> it was for a picasso, a van
gogh -- >> i assume it's a big name. mostly what collectors do is they buy what other collectors buy. sort of self-replicating organisms if they see something bright, shiny or expensive, they'll buy it, too. so, we end up talking about the kind of freak show that prices become. we stop talking about art and art sort of becomes priceless. >> no chance a private collector buys it and loans it to a museum to put on display? >> my guess is that could happen. you could see it for a little bit of time on a museum wall but my guess is it won't happen. the person who's selling it is a person from oslo who says they want to take the $100 million and start their own museum. i would say, just find a way to sell it to a norwegian museum, put it up there for more would he begans, it's part of their
natural treasure, take the tax break, take the $50 million, take care of your parents and be happy. >> art is so subjective. you say we shouldn't get caught up on the price but when we look at the price, it seems like i've seen this on people's refrigerators. what is it about this particular piece that people think it's worth $200 million? who is a likely buyer, in your opinion? >> the likely buyer will be somebody in a private room in dubai, in russia -- >> beijing. >> -- an oil sheikh, beijing, or fifth avenue, or mitt romney, he may be the only american to afford to buy -- >> there's a lot richer than mitt romney. >> well, good. >> so good a painter did you i think edward monk was? >> he's a game haf changer, a modernist without cubism. what do i mean? >> yes, what do you mean. >> a bunch of angles and boxes
and geometry. you see this figure like this that you could draw but you couldn't, that seems to be coming directly out of his nervous system like some sort of raw nerve, on a bridge, passing from his world to yours, from one world to another world, to one kind of a sunlight to another. and a new psychology is being born. something that's really familiar, right on the cusp of the most violent century in the history of the world. >> opposed to this conversation, someone gave me a note that said one went for $250 million. >> i have no problem for that. everybody should have money. of course, sotheby's has locked out all of their workers. they're going to make a vast profit tonight, which is great, but they can't even pay the people that wok -- >> what is the commission on a $250 million painting? >> again, i'm guessing it will be upward of $10 to $20 million,
just for putting it on the block, selling it to the highest bidder. this is incident the way to do business. this is a nasty piece of business. >> but if you could spend $200 million, would you spend it on a piece of art? what would you spend $200 million on, on a single item? >> well, i'd get an aquarium. i've always wanted a small aquarium. but i would build and give it to the art world, put 200 artist studios, floor for museum, take care of my nieces and nephews -- >> or plant $200 million trees. >> or buy a nuclear submarine and hang it on a wall. >> or give it to medical research. >> i could as well. >> listen, we will all know tonight, will we not? we may not know the buyer but the price tonight. >> it will become a headline and a freak show. >> front page tomorrow. >> i'm afraid show. >> thank you, jerry. we'll have more on that -- as we just said, we'll have more on that story tonight, "cbs
a deadly collision in philadelphia. take a look. a tour boat midstream was run into by a barge nearly two years ago. awful sight. video just came out. in the video, you can see a crew member jumping off that duck boat just before impact. welcome back to "cbs this morning," i'm jeff glor. >> that's tough to watch. identity theft has become top consumer complaint in the u.s. with about 10 million victims every year.
>> and more children than ever are becoming victims. rebecca jarvis says that's one of the five things you need to know about i.d. theft. good morning. >> good morning to you as well. >> so, the first thing off the bat is parents just need to be aware. >> they have to be aware and they have to be aware that kids under 19 years old are a big target of identity theft. 8% of the identity theft that happens in this country is impacting people under the age of 19. why is that? well, it's because they don't really have a lot of credit history under their belt. they're not going out and applying for credit cards. they're not going out and applying for mortgages. so, to know that it's happening, to your child, is hard to do because until the kid is going to college, you're not really thinking about putting their name out for a loan. what you need to do as a parent is get their credit history checked on a yearly basis and also follow their social security report. >> wow. >> which you can do that for free. >> yes, you can do that for free. >> i'm surprised you have to start checking -- you should start checking having your kids'
identity theft checked even though they're not out there buying because -- this is what i'm trying to say. i think it's egregious when you take on kids and senior citizens. >> it's disgusting and they do tend to be one of the target groups because of who they are and what their habits are and the fact of the matter is, they're not out getting credit. >> number two, you said keep a close eye on benefits issued by the government. >> yes. for example, that social security number, social security you mentioned, senior citizens being a target. social security becomes a big target of identity thieves. they can go out, get your social security number and then take on your social security checks. but that number is also so important because when i talk to h & r block about this, they say people come in with a slew of fake social security numbers and claim them as dependent, trying to claim them as children or trying to take on the tax benefits, the tax refunds of another individual. you have to watch for that. >> third thing and a big thing, watch out for the medical records. >> yes. and the reason you want to watch for medical records -- again, it
gets so egregious, like you pointed out. people will literally steal your identity so that they can go to a hospital, get a treatment, under your name, under your social security number, and then the bill would go to you. now, not only is that a problem for your credit and for what you pay, but it's also a problem because the next time you go to the hospital, for something else, all of a sudden that other person's medical records become your own. >> wow. >> you don't want that in your history, obviously. >> random ailment. >> not only that, because like, let's say, have you a problem with some medication and all of a sudden somebody else came into the office and they had a different problem. well, that could be dangerous to your health. >> makes me think, i need to pay attention. stuff comes in and i don't read the fine print. i need to do that. i need to find my social security card. the fourth thing you said is social media, that's something to be concerned about. >> half of the people who face identity theft in this country are between the ages of 20 and 39 years old. they are the people who are most
active on social media. you put something like your college name out there, you put something like the town you grew up in, these are elements of the package that identity theft needs in order to have your full information. >> unknowingly you're giving information. >> you think about that security question on websites, oftentimes the security question is, where did you grow up? what college did you go to? >> speaking of locations, by the way, where you live is a big part of this. >> this is fascinating to me. in florida, florida is the number one place for identity theft in the country. >> because of senior citizens? >> that's a big part of it. another big part of it is it's just ripe. unfortunately, identity thieves happen to target that area. i should point out, these identity thieves are not just based in the u.s. they're around the world. china is a hub of it. i've talked to the ftc, which oversees this, the federal trade commission, they are finding more and more people are identity thieves in this country coming from other places like china, for example.
florida, georgia, california, these are top target states for identity theft. >> and we're in new york. another great -- >> unfortunately, one of them as well. new york is one of the other places. >> thank you, rebecca. need to find my social security card. family, friends and colleagues remember the one and only mike wallace. his service was yesterday. we'll share it with you when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> it's hard to believe that mike is gone. his style, his stories, his questions, were all so distinctively mike. nobody was ever that good. >> what are you trying to prove? >> nothing. >> he was doing what? >> with you? >> why? >> why? >> what is this? >> this is "60 minutes." >> wow. >> i think he really felt that without a dedicated community of journalists, the world would be a poorer place, that people would be ripped off, that people would be taken advantage of. >> she lost her virginity that day. now, why would she say that about you, father, if it were not so? >> he was driven by his desire to be part of the action and to get to the truth. >> i have no intention of leaving until you tell me what's on your mind. >> he loved being in the spotlight. in some ways it was his drug.
his very being demanded attention and it was seldom denied. he was the best journalist i've ever known. he didn't just walk into the famous interview with the ayatollah khomeini, he earned it through years of serious, solid reporting. >> and he calls you, imam, forgive me, his words, not mine, a lunatic. >> i was uncertain whether mike was the most decent person i ever worked with or the most devious, but he was probably both. certainly among the most complex and without question the most competitive. >> there's a story that the correspondents used to tell to each other about, if you had a piece on sunday's show in the lineup and mike didn't, it was a bad week to go on the road, because by the time you got back, mike's piece would be on the air and yours wouldn't. >> now, wait just a moment. >> hold it a minute.
>> around "60 minutes" he was just like he was in an interview. he drove us all crazy, made us all think on our feet, he made us all laugh, constantly reminded us when we were a few pounds overweight. >> and as someone once said, he had an underdeveloped sense of other people's privacy. can you imagine coming home from a date and mike wallace is waiting up for you? where did you go, he asks? what did do you? how do you explain this hidden camera video? >> what really gets andy rooney worked up? he's about to tell you. >> do that again. >> why? why? that was good. >> besides the fact that he was a real pain in the ass, you knew deep down that chances were you were never going to have an opportunity to be as close again with someone like mike.
>> my other next door neighbor at "60 minutes" for all the years he spent there was ed bradley. when he interviewed mike back in 2006, ed had only months to live. his relationship with mike, like mine, was bittersweet. the interview itself, without either men knowing it, was a bittersweet farewell. >> just a simple question. i know that there have been periods -- >> no such thing as -- >> people that you didn't talk to. >> like? >> you and i didn't talk for a period of six months. >> why? >> i don't remember. do you? >> you said yourself, you hold a grudge. >> mike, i'll miss you. ♪ here's to life to dreamers and their dreams ♪ >> the last few years weren't
easy for my father. this man was such a keen intellect and quit quick mind began to slip. but as your faculties are stripped away doctors say what's left is the essential person and what remained of mike wallace was a sweet and gentle man. even in his diminished state there was no one who was more fun to be around. he was still mike wallace and that was still plenty. so long. >> touching and loving charlie. >> it was. most of all what you say yesterday was people who in the end just knew that there was something so special, not only about his reporting, but about his personality. and that all came out. whether it had to do with, as ed bradley said, a grudge or had to do with competition, somehow
mike could do it in a way that made it different. >> i saw his son chris over the weekend. i remember looking at him on camera, he looks so much like his dad. he says even when you know it's coming, you're still never really prepared. even when you know. >> he was 93. >> he said that, too. even when he's 93. but what a wonderful life and to go knowing you were loved, respected and admired. what a wonderful thing. >> i cannot get enough of looking at those -- >> that's true. >> loving it and learning from it. >> that was the most amazing thing. when you have that much experience in front of a camera, there is a recording of a lifetime and a recording over the context of a time you can see the common threads of the experience of being -- >> a master. >> it really is. it's like having a master tape in the art of interviewing. and in the art of passion for the story. >> jeff said it best, it's hard to believe he's gone. nobody like him. up next, your local news -- no,
>> good morning everyone. let's get you caught up with some of the cbs five headlines. dozens of arrests in san francisco and oakland where mayday protesters got out of hand. this morning police raided a vacant san francisco building that was taken over and oakland workers are cleaning up after vandals caused some damage last night. a rare deadlock for the san jose city council. the mayor's plan to reduce retirement benefits for city workers ended in a tie. one council member could not vote. the measure will still be on the november ballot. about 100 people from santa clara county all jumping on us this morning heading up to sacramento right now on an annual trip to lobby lawmakers for more money for schools and a
lot of them are students. >> not a bad day around the bay area although the wind will be kicking up a little bit more towards the afternoon. let's get you out there right now and enjoy some sunshine. we're looking at temperatures in the 40's and '50's outside so we are staying on the cool side. as we head towards the afternoon, a little bit below average. high clouds likely to begin filtering in as we get ready for the next form system. maybe a couple of drops of rain outside and by friday, partly cloudy skies with dry conditions and much warmer over the weekend.
>> we are following a number of different accidents in the south bay. slow speeds up and down highway 17, northbound 880, and 280. more than 101 from 280 out towards 237, nearly 24 minutes. the guadalupe parkway is just now seeing some improvement. it look at the nimitz freeway, you can see house sluggish it is passed the coliseum but it clears up past the downtown oakland exit's. a little bit slow and go towards the toll plaza